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2013 BMW X1 - Choice of Colloquialism - Review

Bayerische Motoren Werke calls its 2013 BMW X1 a "Sport Activity" vehicle. Our Alpine White tester optioned with M-Sport Line package, 18" M-wheels, dual panoramic moonroof, leather seating and trim, bi-xenon lighting, HDD Navigation with I-Drive controller and superb Harman Kardon audio arrived at our door for $44,000.
“Drive…He Said”has to hand it to BMW. Now they have gone ahead and revived the first lift-back version of the 3-series sedan for the States since 1999′s E36 318 ti. This, despite the floundering U.S. sales of that 5-door distortion of  F10 5-series, the Gran Turismo. Those determined Bavarians regard their 2013 BMW X1 28... Read more »

Winter's-A-Comin' - Affordable All-Wheel Drive

Two worthy budget choices for all-wheel drive, good for winter's powder and summer's pavement:<br> <br>(TOP): The off-roadable 2012 Jeep Compass 4x4 starts at $21,000 - our Latitude tester came in just south of $26k.<br> <br>(BOTTOM): 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport wagon, with full-time all-wheel drive for a admission price of $19,000, with our "Premium" edition ringing up for a still genuine AWD "bang-for-the buck" at $21,000!!<br>
If we got away lucky lucky with some spring-lime weather for Thanksgiving this week, WBBM-TV meteorologist and “Drive…He Said” friend, Ed Curran, would caution that meteorological winter is still another week away.  We are willing to go out on a limb and make a forecast of our own: that by the first of the year more... Read more »

2013 Mazda CX-5 - Domo Arigato, for the Kodo

The all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5, already on sale in 2012.
Mazda recently introduced to North America its all-new 2013 CX-5 Skyactiv-G compact crossover activity vehicle. The new design theme is called “Kodo,”  which is Japanese for “Soul of Motion.” We’ll give it that, because the previous “Nagare” or “Flow” design resembled a Grinning Face or “Niyari Kao” on applications like the Mazda3 . Instead, this baby... Read more »

2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion - Neither Wind nor Nomad

The 2012 refresh of the Volkswagen Tiguan cross-over ute, has traded some of its former "cute" for some "aggressiveness."
Get a load of Volkswagen: True Maker of the “People’s Car.” Of all the crazy things, they let the people name their entry into the compact crossover utility segment. Apparently the German Volk aren’t as fond of Saharan winds and tribes or German forests for car model names, as they are of jungle cats and... Read more »